By SHANA NYS DAMBROT, JAN. 2017
Everyone says if you’re an artist then no matter your medium, you need to be on Instagram. But not every work of art -- even very good art -- translates intact to the smartphone app. And not every artist -- not even the genuinely talented -- manages to keep up a quality Insta feed that is its own reward. Here are 22 (mostly) LA-based artists that achieve both.
Let the #followfrenzy commence...WMLA
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Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. She is the Arts Editor for the LA Weekly, and a contributor to Whitehot Magazine, KCET’s Artbound, Flaunt, Fabrik, Art and Cake, Artillery, Palm Springs Life, Riot Material, West Hollywood Lifestyle, Jenkem, and Porter & Sail. She studied Art History at Vassar College, writes essays for books and exhibition catalogs, curates and juries a few exhibitions each year, is a dedicated Instagram photographer and author of experimental short fiction, and speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. She sits on the Boards of Art Share-LA and the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, the Advisory Council of Building Bridges Art Exchange, and the Brain Trust of Some Serious Business.
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